from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The members of a decadent school of literature and art existing in Italy in the seventeenth century.
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Quite casually the term was transferred to literature, first by Giosuè Carducci in a Prolusione in 1860, where he refers to the Barocco dei secentisti (Opere, Edi - zione Nazionale, Bologna , V, 520) and in Spain, when Menéndez y Pelayo, in Historia de las ideas
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